Primitive Hand-Bells

John Bell (Author)


Keyword(s):
Iron, Bronze, Silver, Inscribed Object, Bell, Scottish
Location(s):
Guthrie Castle; Guthrie; Angus; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Medieval

Abstract


The article begins with a disquisition by John Bell on the superstitions that surrounded religious hand-bells in Ireland and Scotland, which survived into modern times. Bell's notice introduces John Guthrie's exhibition of The Guthrie Bell, which is illustrated in a plate. What follows is a history of the parish of Guthrie, which led them to the possession of such an important and sumptuously decorated bell, and a description of the decorations, which accrued in several stages.

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Published
30-11-1852
How to Cite
Bell, J. (1852). Primitive Hand-Bells. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1, 54-57. https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.001.54.57
Section
Articles